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Houston police say murder charges have been filed against two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in the Northline area last month.

Joel Moore, 19, has been arrested and charged with murder, according to the Houston Police Department, while a 16-year-old boy was remanded to the county’s juvenile probation authorities on murder charges.

Both were arrested Aug. 26, according to police, and have been accused in the shooting death of 24-year-old Guadalupe Rico

According to Harris County court records, Moore was out on bond related to multiple 2020 charges for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon at the time of the incident, allegedly violating the terms of his bond.

HPD said officers responded to a shooting call at a home at 8306 Roswell St. around 6:40 p.m. Aug. 20, when witnesses told investigators that someone had driven Rico to the hospital after he was shot. He was later pronounced dead, according to HPD.

Eyewitnesses told investigators that Rico was shot multiple times by two male suspects who then fled the scene, police said.

Police said Moore and the juvenile suspect were stopped for an alleged traffic violation Aug. 26, after which a witness identified them as the alleged shooters, according to police.

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